Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
Asset-Based Financing Consultant, Bangladesh
The Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops (RDC) Activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the economic development nonprofit organization ACDI/VOCA, catalyzes market systems, increases incomes, and improves food security and nutrition in southwestern Bangladesh. RDC implements its strategy in southwestern Bangladesh, the project’s zone of influence, by facilitating private sector partnerships, which create commercial opportunities and scalable market system impacts to benefit rural households, women, and youth.
Through its ongoing work in Bangladesh and through ACDI/VOCA’s work globally, RDC has seen that smallholder farmers’ use of relevant agricultural machinery and equipment at specific points of the agriculture season can significantly improve production and post-harvest handling of agricultural products, helping to improve product volumes and quality, which can lead to improved incomes. However, financing models for such machinery and equipment is limited in Bangladesh compared to the perceived opportunities for growth. Thus, ACDI/VOCA is looking for an Asset-Based Financing (ABF) Consultant to assist the RDC program to:
The consultant will lead the research and development of this study through the following components:
All references to secondary data must be appropriately cited using Modern Language Association, Chicago Manual of Style, or another format that is proposed by the consultant and approved by ACDI/VOCA.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.